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E ai, decolou?

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As condições eram: - Local: Salar de Uyuni – Bolívia; - Altitude ao nível do mar: 3.670 metros; - Horário: 8h; - Vento: fraco; - Vela: Start One (Sol Paragliders); - Motor: Fly 100 – 100HP (RedFly); - Combustível: Avgas;…

Notícias de La Paz

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Acompanhando um pouco as notícias aí do Brasil estamos ansiosos pelo dia de amanhã, dia de eleições. Queríamos muito estar aí para que nossos votos contassem a favor de uma grande mudança na política brasileira. Infelizmente não poderemos votar e…

Hoje é um dia diferente na Bolivia

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Ao contrario de um dia normal, somente carros autorizados circulam pelas ruas da Bolivia. Nós, que estamos em Sucre, capital constitucional do país, tivemos que deixar o Lobo estacionado em uma praça, pois esta expressamente proibido dirigirmos por ai. Isso…

Cerveja quente???

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Ontem, um boliviano nos contou essa historinha: – Sabe porquê os ingleses bebem cerveja quente???  – Seria por viverem em um lugar frio? – Não, é que seus refrigeradores são da mesma marca (Lucas) do sistema elétrico dos Land Rovers.…

The Southwest Circuit of Bolivia

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After the Salar de Uyuni, our next destination was the “southwest circuit” of Bolivia. It’s well known for it’s Mars-like landscape on a very high-altitude plain around 15,000 feet (4500 meters). The southwest circuit was everything we expected – bad…

On a mission

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Salta, Argentina [by Paula] Given how unbelievably sweaty, dusty and thirsty we were, it was hard to imagine how it must have been for the 17th-century Jesuit priests who had to trek here from Paraguay. I mean, I don’t think…

Home from home

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By Jeremy Put a few travellers in a room, add a beer, rum or vino to the equation and talk always turn to it. Could you live here? Everyone has had the feeling at some time or another, be it…

Ramble in the jungle

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We got an incredible view of flying macaws, from a cliff-top above their nesting site.La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] There are so very many bitey stingy things in the jungle, but it was the ants that really messed with…

Saraguro

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Zaterdagavond, iedereen is heel mooi gekleed in traditionele avondkledij. Ook de jeugd. Met mooie zwarte lange rokken en zwarte sjaals. De mannen dragen kniebroeken en hebben bijna allemaal lange zwarte gevlochten paardenstaarten. Ze dragen zwart en soms ook donkerblauw als…

Strictly come dancing

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Cuenca, Ecuador [by Paula] A great many things have happened on this trip that could not have been predicted. In fact, the majority of happenings were not foreseen, but some are more surprising than others. So when I was standing…

Viva Bolivia !

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La Bolivie : un pays que tout le monde connaît un peu de nom, et pourtant si difficile à situer correctement sur une carte. Mais c’est un endroit si plaisant que nous y sommes retournés 3 fois, et que nous…

The little things in life

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Anyone fancy a wee cerveza?Jupapina, La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] I was a bit of a geek for miniatures when I was younger. While others had cool bedrooms crammed with music posters, Pacman games (yes, it was the 80s)…

Potosí: The saddest place in South America?

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Candelaria mine, Cerro Rico, Potosí, Bolivia. The mines – which have claimed millions of lives – are still being worked today.Jupapina, near La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] We’ve just spent our third Christmas and new year away from home.…

Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco)

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Photo Friday—Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco)This week we have a photo from our earlier trip to Bolivia, with an image from our visit to the ancient site of Tiwanaku. The remnants of the capital city of a fascinating pre-Incan civilisation.  …

PANTHERA ONCA: A SHRINKING WORLD

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Image: Edwin Giesbers (www.edwingiesbers.com)As the shadows lengthened over the Yungas, the Bolivian sky fading to darkness, we pulled up beside a wooden hut a few metres back from the road. Beyond the hut an area had been hacked from…

Wrestling with nature

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Shop in La Paz, BoliviaJupapina, near La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] I’m not going to get all earth mothery on you, but our recent voluntary work in Bolivia is teaching us a hell of a lot about what it…

Rock ‘n roll nights

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Multi-coloured  Valparaiso.Jupapina, nr Mallasa, Bolivia [by Paula] We spent a day trying to decide where to go for the last portion of my brother’s visit. We could still make it to Peru for some trekking? Maybe pop over to…

UnBoliviable

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Yay, it’s snowing! No wait, hang on, this is salt.Jupapina, nr Mallasa, Bolivia [by Paula] Not for the first time, I was sorely tempted to get down on all fours and lick the ground. Could it really be a…

Overdosing on superlatives

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Er, bit dry here in the desert isn’t it? Pan de Azucar National park, Chile.La Paz, Bolivia by Paula We’ve been over-doing things recently, in the best possible way. What with our marathon journey south to meet my family…